To the surprise of just about nobody, Cory Booker has fallen on his sword: (upi)

“I will be doing everything in my power to elect the eventual Democratic nominee for president, whomever that may be,” Booker said

Well, Spartacus, you were doing everything in your power to get yourself elected, no?

And despite those efforts, you weren’t even able to make it to Iowa… and those who simply would not vote for you are members of your own party.

You may need to face the fact that you’re not all that powerful.

And by the way, Booker and his quite intentional association with the name Spartacus is actually telling. Consider the Wikipedia entry on Spartacus:

In modern times, Spartacus became an icon for communists and socialists. Karl Marx listed Spartacus as one of his heroes and described him as “the most splendid fellow in the whole of ancient history” and a “great general, noble character, real representative of the ancient proletariat”. Spartacus has been a great inspiration to left-wing revolutionaries, most notably the German Spartacus League (1915–18), a forerunner of the Communist Party of Germany. A January 1919 uprising by communists in Germany was called the Spartacist uprising. Spartacus Books, one of the longest running collectively-run leftist book stores in North America, is also named in his honour.

So, it should be no surprise whatsoever that an extreme left-wing presidential candidate like Booker identifies with this mostly mythical socialist hero.

Of course, as Booker is doing his swan song, the Democrats are pointing fingers at each other complaining loudly that there are no more non-whites running for president. It’s not precisely true of course, but it’s interesting that we are now witness to the Democrats being hoisted on their own racist standards. But that’s another post.

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